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ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

Filipino media and entertainment group ABS-CBN has filed a $4 million (€3.59m) lawsuit against a Texas resident and a streaming service for allegedly pirating its content through illegal set-top boxes.…

FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

There wasn’t much ‘white smoke’ from the FCC’s chairman Ajit Pai in his statement on December 10th as regards to the upcoming C-Band auction. But the Senate Commerce Committee met…

Report: Strong growth in live IP broadcasting

LiveU has published its annual State of Live report based on data gathered from its global customer base of thousands of users. The findings reflect the substantial growth in IP…

Mediakind predicts effect of emerging codecs in 2020

MediaKind, a global player in media technology solutions and innovation, has shared its 2020 industry predictions courtesy of Principal Technologist Tony Jones and VP Portfolio Development Meir Lehrer. Jones’ predictions…

Discovery pulls out of OSN

Discovery pulls out of OSN

Discovery has pulled all of its channels from Dubai-based pay-platform OSN “with immediate effect”. A statement from Discovery said: “Discovery regrets to advise that despite negotiating in good faith for…

More details to emerge on C-band from FCC?

On December 10th in Washington DC the chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, was due to deliver a speech at the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and observers were expecting…

PM “looking at” aborting TV licence

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has raised the possibility of scrapping the TV licence fee by admitting he is “certainly looking at” the issue. Ahead of the December 12th general…

MovieLabs sets out cloud production security principles

MovieLabs sets out cloud production security principles

Movie industry non-profit technology research lab Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs), together with member studios, has published a new white paper – The Evolution of Production Security – Securing the 10-Year…

OneWeb slams SpaceX over standards

OneWeb and SpaceX are the two most advanced ‘mega-constellations’ in terms of planning – and launching – broadband satellites. OneWeb’s initial ambitions are modest, at 600 or so satellites. SpaceX…

Broadband Forum now an ‘open’ organisation

Broadband Forum now an ‘open’ organisation

Broadband Forum has become an ‘open’ organisation – making all of its work visible to the industry. The by-law amendment was passed on October 14th and the transition was confirmed…

TiVo settles ‘bonus content’ patent action

Texas-based MONKEYMedia has been suing TiVo in respect of 4 patents held by MONKEYMedia covering a system of pausing and switching the main audio-video stream to access available bonus content…

BBC commits to BAME representation at senior levels

BBC commits to BAME representation at senior levels

The BBC has said it is stepping up its commitment to rapidly increase BAME representation at senior levels of the organisation and develop a new generation of talented leaders. Every…

Survey: 73% want ‘Big Tech’ regulated

Seven in ten people (73 per cent) want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech companies amid concerns with how their personal data is being used, an Amnesty International…

MainStreaming joins Ultra HD Forum Italia Society

MainStreaming joins Ultra HD Forum Italia Society

MainStreaming, the streaming service provider, has become a member of the Ultra HD Forum Italia (HDFI). Entering with an innovative role, MainStreaming is the first company to be included in…

Vodafone to pay €55m to former ONO execs

Vodafone to pay €55m to former ONO execs

The bill for Vodafone’s acquisition of ONO continues to increase following the Spanish Courts decision obliging Vodafone to pay huge bonuses to ONO’s former executives. The Courts have ruled that…

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